AS IT HAPPENED: ProKid's memorial service

Cape Town - Family, friends and fans of local rapper Linda "ProKid" Mkhize will pay tribute to the musician at a memorial service on Thursday.

Family of Mkhize confirmed the tragic news of his death on Thursday, releasing an official press statement: "He suffered a severe seizure attack. Paramedics were called in to assist. They did their best to revive him to no avail."

He was 37-years-old.

The artists family revealed the cause of death on Wednesday saying that Mkhize suffered a hemosuccus pancreaticus, which is a rare cause of gastrointestinal bleeding.

The memorial service takes place on Thursday at the Newtown Music Factory from 14:00 to 18:00.

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